Feline Asthma Awareness

Feline asthma is the most commonly diagnosed respiratory disorder in cats. Veterinary epidemiologists estimate that at least 1 out of every 100 cats suffer from acute or chronic asthma. Asthma is the constriction of the air passages that lead from the windpipe (trachea) to the lungs. It is generally believed to be a result of … Continued

Urine Trouble: Feline Urinary Issues

Cats are particularly at risk for urinary related issues. They may avoid using the litter box for a variety of behavioral, environmental, and/or health related reasons. It is important to consider your cat’s physical and social needs to help ensure that they can eliminate appropriately and comfortably. Cats may develop anxiety surrounding urination or their … Continued

Cats Suffer in Silence

Cats are natural predators who instinctively hide signs of pain or vulnerability. This can make discomfort and underlying disease difficult or even impossible for cat owner’s to detect. Despite their inability to show pain, cats do feel pain. They have nervous systems similar to humans and it is safe to assume that what is painful … Continued

National Cat Day

It is a well-known fact that cats do not receive veterinary care nearly as much as dogs. In the United States, 86 million cats belong to families and 78 million dogs belong to families. Although cats greatly outnumber dogs, almost twice as many dogs than cats ever visit the vet. Regular preventative care exams are a very important part of  maintaining and lengthening … Continued

Are cats treated like second class citizens?

Why are dogs three times more likely to get veterinary care than cats? Even though cats outnumber dogs as pets, why do their medical needs get less attention than dogs? Why do the health needs of cats get ignored? Do we discriminate against cats? Veterinary medicine can work wonders, but only when patients are seen. … Continued